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Today's News

  • Group wants 160 local businesses to sign pledge to help stop underage drinking

    Businesses that sell alcohol are being asked to help curtail underage drinking in this area.

    The Lancaster County Prevention Coalition is asking restaurants, bars and other establishments  to sign a covenant that says they will not sell alcohol to minors and will help patrons make better decisions.

    Prevention coalition members and a group of volunteers went out to businesses Thursday seeking their participation.

  • 1 man shot, another robbed

    A Lancaster man tells police he was robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon and another man was shot in the leg later that day in what appears to be unrelated incidents.

    Police responded to a call at 4:44 p.m. and saw a man standing in the road around the 500th block of Hampton Road.

    The man told police that another man came up to his van, put a handgun in his face and ordered him to exit the vehicle, according to an incident report.

    A second man punched the victim in the back and a third man put a pistol in his face, the report said.

  • Driver escapes collision without serious injuries

    A man driving a Honda Civic was taken to the hospital Wednesday after he was struck by an 18-wheeler at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Meeting Street/Camp Creek Road.

    Lancaster police got a call at 6:20 p.m. about the accident. When officers arrived, the truck was rammed into the right side of the Honda, Sgt. Paul Smith said.

    According to witnesses, Tracey Jeffcoat, the driver of the truck, was traveling east on S.C. 9 Bypass and the Honda was coming from Camp Creek Road, heading through the intersection to Meeting Street, Pfc. Dustynn Burlingame said.

  • Multi-Cultural Information Center to hold open house at new location

    The Multi-Cultural Information Center is hoping that its new location will further its purpose of helping ethnic groups better assimilate to life in Lancaster County.

    On Saturday, the organization will hold an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. at its new location – a mobile classroom at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School. The organization is renting the mobile classroom from the school district.

    Attendees can get information about the center’s English as a second language programs, basic computer classes and referral services for civic and professional needs.

  • Public invited to April 16 unveiling ceremony of law enforcement memorial

    A project five years in the making will be unveiled in the next couple of weeks.

    Sal and Lois Rao of Lancaster have worked for five years to see that a law enforcement memorial to honor those in Lancaster County who have died in the line of duty was built here.

    Their hard work has come to fruition, and the public will be able to see the black granite memorial unveiled at the corner of Dunlap and Catawba streets, behind the Lancaster County Courthouse, on April 16.

  • Seniors, veterans need to file returns to get payment

    Just because you haven’t been required to file a federal tax return because you receive government benefits as income in past years doesn’t mean you won’t have to this year.

    If you want to take part in this year’s economic stimulus package, you’ll have to file a return.

  • Bassmasters launch 2008 season

    The Lancaster Bassmasters, an area sportfishing club, opened its 2008 season with a pair of tournaments.

    The Bassmasters’ opener was March 1 at Lake Murray where Craig Denton won first place and Chad Sims finished second. Denton and Sims were also the team winner at the Midlands tournament. Sims was the non-boat winner.

    Bobby Reeves reeled in the big fish.

    The club’s second tournament was held March 29 at Wateree Marina at Liberty Hill.

  • Friends reach out to family who lost home to fire

    Nothing much remains of Denise McMurray’s brick house on Chandler Place.

    Parts of the exterior look fine from afar. But once you step closer, ashes and smoke residue consume the interior.

    The roof on the right side of the house is caved in, and the walls and ceilings are burned so badly that the house’s foundation is exposed.

    McMurray’s single-story home is a total loss. It burned Sunday night in what officials call an accidental fire that started in the garage. The value of the home was $150,000.

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  • Dixie Hall inducts Solesbee, two programs

    Lancaster Dixie Softball turned an impressive triple play Saturday morning as the 2008 season began at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

    A Lancaster area softball trio, in a rare, but impressive way, joined elite company.

    The late Chuck Solesbee along with the Lancaster Southern Belles/Debs program and the Lancaster Dixie Softball U-12 program were inducted into the Dixie Softball Inc. Hall of Fame.

    “For this district, this is truly an honor to have all three join the hall of fame,” said District II Dixie Softball Director Tommy Bailey of Chester.